Achieving freedom is a challenge. For some, it’s freedom to have a great job and explore the world. For others, their freedom consists of wanting to break free from their mental shackles. There are many ways to free yourself from your torments, and one way is to seek help. 

A counselor based in Leominster can help you. Leominster has a motto, which is “We Must, We Can, and We Will Be Free.” It’s a great motivation for people who want to achieve their own personal freedom. Talk to a counselor today and learn how you can be able to achieve your freedom. 

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Marykate Shorter

Offering therapy in MA
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Massachusetts. I have 14 years of clinical experience with adults, adolescents, children, and families, both in individual and in group counseling. I have worked with individuals facing a variety of issues and challenges, including anxiety, depression, family relationship issues, couples issues, LGBTQ+, domestic violence, trauma, unemployment, disability, and school performance issues. My clinical approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I will look at your current situation from a strengths perspective and assist you to identify and use the strengths you already have to cope with the issues you are currently experiencing. I am here to support you. Connection to others is an important need for everyone that has been more difficult than ever to foster and maintain during the pandemic. I look forward to hearing from you to set up an appointment!

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Rachel McGowan

Offering therapy in MA
License: MSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

Hello, I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience working as a clinician and school social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, social skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD and ADHD. I have also worked in a residential setting for 4 years where I met with individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional trauma. My special interests are with children and adolescents where I can help them identify triggers, develop and practice coping strategies, practice mindfulness and implement this into their daily life, improve self-esteem and confidence, and improve communication skills. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental and comfortable space to help guide clients to work through their challenges. It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship formed between the client and therapist is the most essential part of the therapeutic process. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I strongly believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines various modalities that are tailored towards your current needs. We will work together to discuss a treatment plan and strive towards achieving your unique goals. I also have a certified therapy dog, Bauer, who is a 2 year old Goldendoodle. He is a wonderful co-clinician as he often helps clients feel more comfortable during sessions. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. C J Van Wright

Offering therapy in MA
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

C.J. Van Wright, DSW, MSW, LICSW (they, them) Thank you for reviewing my profile. It is important to know the background and preparation of the provider you're working with, so if we seem like a potential match to you, I welcome further conversation so that we can explore working together. C.J. is Assistant Professor at Westfield State University. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas / St. Catherine University doctoral social work program, C.J.’s professional background includes community mental health services (20 years) with culturally diverse people in urban settings, Black Female to Male (FTM) Transgender Identity, intergenerational impacts of slavery, trauma-informed group work with incarcerated women, and social work teaching as a practice. CJ has provided supervision to countless social workers over the years, so they have a robust appreciation for the stressors that affect individuals who do human service work. In addition, C.J. facilitates adult trauma psycho-education groups for women at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center. As to therapeutic style, I believe that connection and safety matter above all else. As a Black gender-nonconforming individual, I know for myself how important it is to find spaces and places where I am fully accepted and understood. In a mindful and collaborative process, I work with each individual--people from all backgrounds--to establish a strong working alliance that feels right to you and has clear boundaries. I invite clients to consider various interventions that have proven to be helpful, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness. My theoretical orientation includes Relational Cultural Theory and Constructivist Self Development Theory. It does not matter if these things are familiar to you or not, as my training allows me to guide the process. Healing and growth happen when we are settled, connected, and empowered to change. I heartily invite you to consider undertaking such a journey with me.

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Olanrewaju (Lanre) Adekeye

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kameron Homier

Offering therapy in MA
GriefCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma, Oregon and Massachusetts with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, coping with life changes, terminal illness and end of life issues, and bereavement to name a few. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Talking through life challenges is what I do. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Jennifer Stekol

Offering therapy in MA
License: lcsw
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker, working in the states of Nevada, Washington, Pennsylvania and others for over five years. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. My experience includes relationship and communication issues and assist with unbalanced family dynamics. I have extensive knowledge of trauma and addiction. It can affect coping skills related to depression and anxiety and alter your window of tolerance. I use cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy and use a client centered approach when I meet with clients. Other interventions used are motivational interviewing, multidimensional family therapy and other evidenced based practices. I also work with dual diagnosis and other mental health issues related to depression and nanxiety, adjustment disorders, pain, grief and substance abuse. My approach is warm and friendly and open without judgement. I used empathic listening and validation skills to help you understand that I am listening and want to assist you in feeling better. Let us take these first few steps in creating a plan that will assist you in an improved life and better coping skills.

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Oluchi Ojinnaka-Taylor

Offering therapy in MA
License: M.A. Professional Counseling
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive! Specialty: Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Anger Management, Goal Creation and Management, Healthy Self Esteem/Ego, Processing Thoughts and Emotions. I have been a Masters level clinician since 2010. I have over 20 years of experience in Human Services and have successfully counseled and facilitated self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, counseling aims to introduce clarity and self-motivation. Please be aware...My hours are mainly 9am to 3pm CST- Midwest TimeZone

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Russell Levine

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, bipolar disorder, & depression. I'm also a certified specialist in ASD. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Juliana Martinez

Offering therapy in MA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence & depression. I am passionate about helping others. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Cecil Edwards

Offering therapy in MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCareer difficulties
10 years of experience

I am licensed in three states, to include California, as a clinical social worker, having started in this career field in 2011. In addition, I retired as a military Chaplain after 36 years serving both as a weekend warrior and on full-time deployments. My areas of expertise include Christian counseling, and helping clients work through stress and anxiety, anger management, career difficulties and relationship issues within and outside the Family. Allowing me to accompany you on your courageous journey toward a more fulfilling and happier life will be an honor and a privilege. Let's get started.

How to find counseling in Leominster

Finding the best therapist close by in Leominster can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Leominster. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Leominster, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Leominster or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Leominster area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Leominster, elsewhere in Worcester, or in the greater state of Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Leominster area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Leominster therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Leominster due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Leominster may not take health insurance, some in the state of Massachusetts may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Massachusetts you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Leominster, Massachusetts working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Leominster above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Leominster helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Leominster therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Leominster therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Leominster therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 01453 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Leominster counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Leominster licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Leominster, Massachusetts can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Leominster has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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